Special Snowflake Studio and Supperclub is a collaborative venture that produces exhibits, installations and events that crisscross the rubrics of art, science, culinary history, social anthropology, esthetics, phenomenology and things that can be called both beautiful and strange.
Our projects support crowd sourcing, urban foraging and foods that are organic, heirloom, humane and sustainable. We aim to connect with bright spirits who are game for something thoughtful and somewhat theatrical.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Menu Sketch notes for Victorian Feast Aug 21 @ Palace of Industry
The idea is Victorian High/Low: posh food from the manor, street food for urban working class. At vintage store, The Palace of Industry, named after a Victorian textile mill (Kenton neighborhood, 5426 N. Gay). Invites to go out this week for Sunday Aug 21 event. Proposed menu to come soon. Victorian era events that are influencing our menu:
The Importance of Toast Opening of Suez Canal: citrus and tropical fruits from the east
British Raj: curry
Sugarcane: Colonies in the Caribbean
Ice: from the era of “The Iceman Cometh” via horse and wagon, to refrigerated ships and railroad cars.
Industrialization of food production: canned meats, vegetables and milk
Street food for urban working class
The importance of herbal remedies for the poor: yarrow for cold and flu